Fashion Week: A Recap

After faithfully watching New York Fashion Week SS18 through my iPhone, I have decided to put together a recap of some of this season’s best upcoming trends. I feel like I could write a book but I’m gonna keep it simple. Break out the notepads.

There are a few highlights that are big big BIG: monochromatic outfits, plaid, statement coats, and pantsuits.

From the street style on bloggers and fashionistas on their way to fashion shows, to the carefully-plotted ensembles that walked designer runways this season, there’s some good stuff.

Here’s a recap of my favorites looks, those of which I plan to embrace too! The majority of my comments on these trends are in the captions, so be sure to read them.

Monochromatic Looks

One of the most worn monochromatic looks already, is all red. It’s having its moment. Don’t be afraid to play with textures when monochroming like she did… it gives depth!
All white will especially be popular for this spring. Notice, fanny packs are also repetitively worn with these monochrome looks in Sally LaPointe’s show – I’ll talk more about those later in this post.
I LOVE the contrast stitching on these trousers. Something growing in popularity. Derek Lam did a fantastic job with his line this year!
Some of my favorite bloggers at NYFW! Courtney Trop and the Blutstein sisters. You’ll notice that colored tights are also making a comeback. The 80’s styles have reappeared more modernized, and I am diggin’ it.
A classy, work appropriate all-red ensemble on a fashion connoisseur. I also like her friend’s coat!


Plaid Skirt/ Blazer Set – which btw, the blazer/skirt sets are coming back big time. Hello, Jackie K! Excited to find these sets in tweed as well, as made popular by the Chanel Couture 2018 line released in Paris about a month ago.
Plaid Pleats – her outfit is reminiscent of “Clueless” the movie. Love it!
Marc Jacobs, you’ve done it again. A sharp hat counterbalances a menswear-inspired baggy plaid suit.
A new way to layer: Plaid Blazer over Outerwear. Plaid was a major focus for Monse’s line.
Plaid and Leather Corset Belt – she has perfect neutral styling, my fave!
Dressing down a Plaid Pantsuit with a casual graphic tee and “dad shoes.” Check out my recent Instagram posts on how I styled those!

Clear PVC

Chanel ignited the “clear” fire. Just make sure you have nothing to hide in your purse – because it will be seen! Also note the re-introduction of tweed that Chanel is pursuing.
A popular way to wear PVC is over outerwear, a new layering style.
PVC with a colored lining gives it more edge. Again, layered over outerwear.

Lavender, Baby Blue, and Yellow

Surprise… pantsuit! You’ll be seeing a lot of these.
A great way to transition from winter to spring is by layering a chunky sweater over a flowy skirt, especially while including a monochrome format. See how I did this on my Instagram @thedailythreads!
Puffer coats have been HUGE this winter. I love how she makes this look somewhat monochromatic at first, but breaks it up with black leather pants and a white handbag.
Grid style baby blue wool coat with fur sleeves and a bucket bag.
Alyssa Coscarelli, fashion blogger and Refinery 29 gal, combining the baby blue and plaid trend seamlessly.
This girl looks happy. I bet it’s because she’s wearing the cutest coat ever.
Yellow is probably the biggest color for Spring 2018. The best shade is this gorgeous muted yellow tone. And surprise… another pantsuit!
Camila Coehlo sporting a flowy yellow Tibi dress and white heels.


Using bigger belts to cinch at the waist is becoming a main focus for silhouettes. You’ll notice lots of women wearing structured and tailored outfits such as a pantsuit, while using that belt to give a feminine figure which twists menswear into a different era.
Belting blazers or any sort of outerwear is all the rage. The more oversized the piece is that you belt, the better. Her crisp white blazer really stands out among the crowd.
A monochromatic springtime pantsuit with baby blue handbag accent at the Victoria Beckham show.
A fun way to casual-ify your pantsuit is to pair it with sneakers. It brings it down to a more day-to-day look rather than looking too professional. Don’t forget the belt!
You’ll be seeing a lot of outerwear that has fur detailing. A dramatic black belt focuses at the waist.
Diane Von Furstenburg hit the nail on the head with this one. Of course it’s another matching top and bottom set, belted, but she gives it a fun twist with this modern retro print.

Statement Coats

The bigger the better. This camel toned coat would match anything! Also… do you spot a bucket bag?
I’m sure you’ve already seen the Teddy Coat trend which blew up this last fall, but they are continuing on a strong trend!
Watch out – patent leather coats are overtaking the coat industry. Example 1…
…Example 2 on Aimee Song, a top fashion blogger…
…Example 3 in Marc Jacobs…
…Example 4 in Michael Kors.


The belt bag has been made popular by Gucci this year, and is being followed by most other designers already. If you wear a matching set, with white shoes, and cinch at the waist, with a BELT BAG, well you’ve won the game of fashion week.
Fanny packs are right alongside belt bags, being worn as a crossbody, cinched at the waist, or in the normal form of dad-at-disneyland.
Bucket bags bucket bags bucket bags. These will be huge this spring.
White boots are the new black boots. This style is still going strong, as almost everyone dawned a pair at NYFW.
An unexpected turn on the white boots trend – fishnet socks OVER the boots, done by the famous Aimee Song. Always thinking of the next step in fashion at NYFW.

And there’s my recap of this year’s best upcoming trends! These are very few compared to the many new ideas of the 2018 NYFW streets and runways, but these are the main focuses.

Stay tuned as I will be taking inspiration from these fashion forward new styles, and creating them as my own. I might look like I don’t belong in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, but hey – you’ve always got to be ready for that last minute trip to NYC, right? πŸ˜‰

Stay tuned to my Instagram @thedailythreads to see how I embrace the new trends of the season!


4 thoughts on “Fashion Week: A Recap

  1. fashion week is amazing! Thank you so much for this roundup of all the trends from New York! Love that statement coats are a trend, they are always so versatile and interesting to see how they are styled.

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